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Old 01-26-2012, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by DavidH View Post
I have the firestone air bags. They level the load great but the ride sux. Even when I am not towing, whenever you hit a bump it feels like the rear of the truck has no shocks. It's like sitting on a seesaw and dropping a 500lb weight on the other end. At this point, I'd rather have the softer ride of the factory shocks. I thought about putting the factory axle bumper stops back in versus the taller ones that came in the air bag kit.

I tow a 4500lb travel trailer with a weight distrubiting hitch and a 5500lb boat.
It sounds like too much pressure in the bags. I don't have that difficulty when I'm towing and I don't even feel them back there when I'm not.

Do you take the bags down to 5# when you're not towing? The ride is definitely rough if you don't. My trailer is on and off a couple of times a week so I'm looking to add the on board Inflation system as it can be a pain to inflate and deflate the bags if you do it frequently.

Disclaimer: I'm getting old and my opinions will reflect that fact!
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